Daily Archives: May 19, 2021

Metro’s Wednesday PM Commute: Text your stop ID to 62550; wearing a mask is required while riding transit; maintain physical distance

Sign up for Transit Alerts.

While the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have announced new mask guidelines for many circumstances, transit employees and customers are still required to follow the federal mandate that requires masks on buses, transit vehicles and at bus stops. 

Metro thanks riders for helping to keep everyone safe and healthy by wearing a mask, maintaining physical distance and following safety guidelines.

Metro will provide updates as guidelines and information evolve.

Visit the Metro Matters blog for Metro news, and for updates and information about events and services.

Ride transit to vaccination sites
Metro provides transportation options to vaccination sites at Lumen Field and elsewhere.

Transit options include flexible services that have expanded their destinations from rail stations and transit hubs to also serve vaccination sites.

There is a wide range of reduced fares for senior and youth, and for customers with lower incomes or disabilities. Customers with very low incomes may be eligible for a fully-subsidized ORCA LIFT card. Visit the Fares & ORCA page for information.

Metro’s West Seattle Water Taxi has launched its Summer sailing schedule
The new West Seattle summer sailing schedule launched on April 19, and:  

  • Is in service seven days a week from Pier 50 downtown to Seacrest Park in West Seattle 
  • Includes later evening sailings every Friday and Saturday  
  • On weekdays, leaves the dock every 35 minutes during peak commute hours and every hour mid-day 

There is no special service for after late-evening sporting events, and no change to the Vashon Water Taxi schedule.

Ride safely

  • Wear a mask while riding on transit.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Stay physically distanced from others.
  • Observe and abide by posted directions, signs and decals.

Tapping your ORCA card is the fastest and safest way to pay your fare. Visit Metro’s website to learn about managing your ORCA account.

Watch for new or changing information.

Transit trip updates
For the scheduled (‘s’) or predicted departure times, and other information about transit service at your stop,

Transit service may be interrupted by weather, events or activities
In areas where there are crowds, traffic, weather or events disrupting normal travel patterns, transit riders are advised to be aware of conditions in their immediate area, such as street closures or detours.

Be prepared for delays, or to make revisions to travel plans, such as using a different bus stop, depending on specific circumstances. Be prepared for unexpectedly revised traffic or routing, and for delays in transit service. Transit riders are encouraged to know the alternate routes or stops that may be near their starting points and destinations.

Depending on the time and the nature of such events, Metro may not be able to provide real-time information or service updates via email or text.  Event start and end times and other details may be subject to change.

Know before you go
During events that disrupt transit service, online or real time customer information planning tools and third-party apps may not be accurate and may not reflect temporary schedule changes.

Even during disruptive weather or other events, these systems may still provide useful information, such as maps and bus stop information.

Thank you for riding and for using Metro’s services. Be safe.

We are here weekdays from 6-9 AM and 3-7 PM to help keep an Eye on your Metro Commute.

Metro’s Wednesday PM Commute: The RapidRide E Line to Aurora Village TC has resumed regular route on Aurora Av N, however, it continues to not serve the stop at N 100 St

The RapidRide E Line to the Aurora Village Transit Center has resumed regular operation along Aurora Av N after being rerouted around an emergency response, however, it continues to not serve the stop just north of N 100th St. Until further notice, use the stop on Aurora Av N just north of N 95th St or the stop just north of N 105th St.

Heading toward downtown Seattle, the RapidRide E Line is not affected and all regular stops are served.

Sign up for Transit Alerts.

While the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have announced new mask guidelines for many circumstances, transit employees and customers are still required to follow the federal mandate that requires masks on buses, transit vehicles and at bus stops. 

Metro thanks riders for helping to keep everyone safe and healthy by wearing a mask, maintaining physical distance and following safety guidelines.

Metro will provide updates as guidelines and information evolve.

Visit the Metro Matters blog for Metro news, and for updates and information about events and services.

Ride transit to vaccination sites
Metro provides transportation options to vaccination sites at Lumen Field and elsewhere.

Transit options include flexible services that have expanded their destinations from rail stations and transit hubs to also serve vaccination sites.

There is a wide range of reduced fares for senior and youth, and for customers with lower incomes or disabilities. Customers with very low incomes may be eligible for a fully-subsidized ORCA LIFT card. Visit the Fares & ORCA page for information.

Metro’s West Seattle Water Taxi has launched its Summer sailing schedule
The new West Seattle summer sailing schedule launched on April 19, and:  

  • Is in service seven days a week from Pier 50 downtown to Seacrest Park in West Seattle 
  • Includes later evening sailings every Friday and Saturday  
  • On weekdays, leaves the dock every 35 minutes during peak commute hours and every hour mid-day 

There is no special service for after late-evening sporting events, and no change to the Vashon Water Taxi schedule.

Ride safely

  • Wear a mask while riding on transit.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Stay physically distanced from others.
  • Observe and abide by posted directions, signs and decals.

Tapping your ORCA card is the fastest and safest way to pay your fare. Visit Metro’s website to learn about managing your ORCA account.

Watch for new or changing information.

Transit trip updates
For the scheduled (‘s’) or predicted departure times, and other information about transit service at your stop,

Transit service may be interrupted by weather, events or activities
In areas where there are crowds, traffic, weather or events disrupting normal travel patterns, transit riders are advised to be aware of conditions in their immediate area, such as street closures or detours.

Be prepared for delays, or to make revisions to travel plans, such as using a different bus stop, depending on specific circumstances. Be prepared for unexpectedly revised traffic or routing, and for delays in transit service. Transit riders are encouraged to know the alternate routes or stops that may be near their starting points and destinations.

Depending on the time and the nature of such events, Metro may not be able to provide real-time information or service updates via email or text.  Event start and end times and other details may be subject to change.

Know before you go
During events that disrupt transit service, online or real time customer information planning tools and third-party apps may not be accurate and may not reflect temporary schedule changes.

Even during disruptive weather or other events, these systems may still provide useful information, such as maps and bus stop information.

Thank you for riding and for using Metro’s services. Be safe.

We are here weekdays from 6-9 AM and 3-7 PM to help keep an Eye on your Metro Commute.

Metro’s Wednesday PM Commute: The RapidRide E Line to Aurora Village TC is rerouted off Aurora Av N due to an emergency response near N 100th St

The RapidRide E Line to the Aurora Village Transit Center is currently rerouted off of Aurora Av N due to an emergency response near N 100th St, and is not serving the stop just north of N 100th St. Until further notice, use the stops on Aurora Av N just north of N 95th St or the stop just north of N 105th St.

Heading toward downtown Seattle, the RapidRide E Line is not affected and all regular stops are served.

Sign up for Transit Alerts.

While the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have announced new mask guidelines for many circumstances, transit employees and customers are still required to follow the federal mandate that requires masks on buses, transit vehicles and at bus stops. 

Metro thanks riders for helping to keep everyone safe and healthy by wearing a mask, maintaining physical distance and following safety guidelines.

Metro will provide updates as guidelines and information evolve.

Visit the Metro Matters blog for Metro news, and for updates and information about events and services.

Ride transit to vaccination sites
Metro provides transportation options to vaccination sites at Lumen Field and elsewhere.

Transit options include flexible services that have expanded their destinations from rail stations and transit hubs to also serve vaccination sites.

There is a wide range of reduced fares for senior and youth, and for customers with lower incomes or disabilities. Customers with very low incomes may be eligible for a fully-subsidized ORCA LIFT card. Visit the Fares & ORCA page for information.

Metro’s West Seattle Water Taxi has launched its Summer sailing schedule
The new West Seattle summer sailing schedule launched on April 19, and:  

  • Is in service seven days a week from Pier 50 downtown to Seacrest Park in West Seattle 
  • Includes later evening sailings every Friday and Saturday  
  • On weekdays, leaves the dock every 35 minutes during peak commute hours and every hour mid-day 

There is no special service for after late-evening sporting events, and no change to the Vashon Water Taxi schedule.

Ride safely

  • Wear a mask while riding on transit.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Stay physically distanced from others.
  • Observe and abide by posted directions, signs and decals.

Tapping your ORCA card is the fastest and safest way to pay your fare. Visit Metro’s website to learn about managing your ORCA account.

Watch for new or changing information.

Transit trip updates
For the scheduled (‘s’) or predicted departure times, and other information about transit service at your stop,

Transit service may be interrupted by weather, events or activities
In areas where there are crowds, traffic, weather or events disrupting normal travel patterns, transit riders are advised to be aware of conditions in their immediate area, such as street closures or detours.

Be prepared for delays, or to make revisions to travel plans, such as using a different bus stop, depending on specific circumstances. Be prepared for unexpectedly revised traffic or routing, and for delays in transit service. Transit riders are encouraged to know the alternate routes or stops that may be near their starting points and destinations.

Depending on the time and the nature of such events, Metro may not be able to provide real-time information or service updates via email or text.  Event start and end times and other details may be subject to change.

Know before you go
During events that disrupt transit service, online or real time customer information planning tools and third-party apps may not be accurate and may not reflect temporary schedule changes.

Even during disruptive weather or other events, these systems may still provide useful information, such as maps and bus stop information.

Thank you for riding and for using Metro’s services. Be safe.

We are here weekdays from 6-9 AM and 3-7 PM to help keep an Eye on your Metro Commute.

Metro’s Wednesday PM Commute: The RapidRide E Line to Aurora Village TC is rerouted off Aurora Av N due to an emergency response near N 100th St

The RapidRide E Line to the Aurora Village Transit Center is currently rerouted off of Aurora Av N between N 85th St and N 105th St due to an emergency response. Until further notice, use the stops on Aurora Av N south of N 85th St or north of N 105th St.

Heading toward downtown Seattle, the RapidRide E Line is not affected and all regular stops are served.

Sign up for Transit Alerts.

While the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have announced new mask guidelines for many circumstances, transit employees and customers are still required to follow the federal mandate that requires masks on buses, transit vehicles and at bus stops. 

Metro thanks riders for helping to keep everyone safe and healthy by wearing a mask, maintaining physical distance and following safety guidelines.

Metro will provide updates as guidelines and information evolve.

Visit the Metro Matters blog for Metro news, and for updates and information about events and services.

Ride transit to vaccination sites
Metro provides transportation options to vaccination sites at Lumen Field and elsewhere.

Transit options include flexible services that have expanded their destinations from rail stations and transit hubs to also serve vaccination sites.

There is a wide range of reduced fares for senior and youth, and for customers with lower incomes or disabilities. Customers with very low incomes may be eligible for a fully-subsidized ORCA LIFT card. Visit the Fares & ORCA page for information.

Metro’s West Seattle Water Taxi has launched its Summer sailing schedule
The new West Seattle summer sailing schedule launched on April 19, and:  

  • Is in service seven days a week from Pier 50 downtown to Seacrest Park in West Seattle 
  • Includes later evening sailings every Friday and Saturday  
  • On weekdays, leaves the dock every 35 minutes during peak commute hours and every hour mid-day 

There is no special service for after late-evening sporting events, and no change to the Vashon Water Taxi schedule.

Ride safely

  • Wear a mask while riding on transit.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Stay physically distanced from others.
  • Observe and abide by posted directions, signs and decals.

Tapping your ORCA card is the fastest and safest way to pay your fare. Visit Metro’s website to learn about managing your ORCA account.

Watch for new or changing information.

Transit trip updates
For the scheduled (‘s’) or predicted departure times, and other information about transit service at your stop,

Transit service may be interrupted by weather, events or activities
In areas where there are crowds, traffic, weather or events disrupting normal travel patterns, transit riders are advised to be aware of conditions in their immediate area, such as street closures or detours.

Be prepared for delays, or to make revisions to travel plans, such as using a different bus stop, depending on specific circumstances. Be prepared for unexpectedly revised traffic or routing, and for delays in transit service. Transit riders are encouraged to know the alternate routes or stops that may be near their starting points and destinations.

Depending on the time and the nature of such events, Metro may not be able to provide real-time information or service updates via email or text.  Event start and end times and other details may be subject to change.

Know before you go
During events that disrupt transit service, online or real time customer information planning tools and third-party apps may not be accurate and may not reflect temporary schedule changes.

Even during disruptive weather or other events, these systems may still provide useful information, such as maps and bus stop information.

Thank you for riding and for using Metro’s services. Be safe.

We are here weekdays from 6-9 AM and 3-7 PM to help keep an Eye on your Metro Commute.

Metro’s Wednesday AM Commute: Text your stop ID to 62550; wearing a mask is required while riding transit; maintain physical distance

Sign up for Transit Alerts.

While the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have announced new mask guidelines for many circumstances, transit employees and customers are still required to follow the federal mandate that requires masks on buses, transit vehicles and at bus stops. 

Metro thanks riders for helping to keep everyone safe and healthy by wearing a mask, maintaining physical distance and following safety guidelines.

Metro will provide updates as guidelines and information evolve.

Visit the Metro Matters blog for Metro news, and for updates and information about events and services.

Ride transit to vaccination sites
Metro provides transportation options to vaccination sites at Lumen Field and elsewhere.

Transit options include flexible services that have expanded their destinations from rail stations and transit hubs to also serve vaccination sites.

There is a wide range of reduced fares for senior and youth, and for customers with lower incomes or disabilities. Customers with very low incomes may be eligible for a fully-subsidized ORCA LIFT card. Visit the Fares & ORCA page for information.

Metro’s West Seattle Water Taxi has launched its Summer sailing schedule
The new West Seattle summer sailing schedule launched on April 19, and:  

  • Is in service seven days a week from Pier 50 downtown to Seacrest Park in West Seattle 
  • Includes later evening sailings every Friday and Saturday  
  • On weekdays, leaves the dock every 35 minutes during peak commute hours and every hour mid-day 

There is no special service for after late-evening sporting events, and no change to the Vashon Water Taxi schedule.

Ride safely

  • Wear a mask while riding on transit.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Stay physically distanced from others.
  • Observe and abide by posted directions, signs and decals.

Tapping your ORCA card is the fastest and safest way to pay your fare. Visit Metro’s website to learn about managing your ORCA account.

Watch for new or changing information.

Transit trip updates
For the scheduled (‘s’) or predicted departure times, and other information about transit service at your stop,

Transit service may be interrupted by weather, events or activities
In areas where there are crowds, traffic, weather or events disrupting normal travel patterns, transit riders are advised to be aware of conditions in their immediate area, such as street closures or detours.

Be prepared for delays, or to make revisions to travel plans, such as using a different bus stop, depending on specific circumstances. Be prepared for unexpectedly revised traffic or routing, and for delays in transit service. Transit riders are encouraged to know the alternate routes or stops that may be near their starting points and destinations.

Depending on the time and the nature of such events, Metro may not be able to provide real-time information or service updates via email or text.  Event start and end times and other details may be subject to change.

Know before you go
During events that disrupt transit service, online or real time customer information planning tools and third-party apps may not be accurate and may not reflect temporary schedule changes.

Even during disruptive weather or other events, these systems may still provide useful information, such as maps and bus stop information.

Thank you for riding and for using Metro’s services. Be safe.

We are here weekdays from 6-9 AM and 3-7 PM to help keep an Eye on your Metro Commute.

Metro’s Wednesday AM Commute: DART Rt 204 to South Mercer Island has resumed regular route on Island Crest Way, SE 78 St and 84 Av SE after being rerouted last night

Sign up for Transit Alerts.

While the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have announced new mask guidelines for many circumstances, transit employees and customers are still required to follow the federal mandate that requires masks on buses, transit vehicles and at bus stops. 

Metro thanks riders for helping to keep everyone safe and healthy by wearing a mask, maintaining physical distance and following safety guidelines.

Metro will provide updates as guidelines and information evolve.

Visit the Metro Matters blog for Metro news, and for updates and information about events and services.

Ride transit to vaccination sites
Metro provides transportation options to vaccination sites at Lumen Field and elsewhere.

Transit options include flexible services that have expanded their destinations from rail stations and transit hubs to also serve vaccination sites.

There is a wide range of reduced fares for senior and youth, and for customers with lower incomes or disabilities. Customers with very low incomes may be eligible for a fully-subsidized ORCA LIFT card. Visit the Fares & ORCA page for information.

Metro’s West Seattle Water Taxi has launched its Summer sailing schedule
The new West Seattle summer sailing schedule launched on April 19, and:  

  • Is in service seven days a week from Pier 50 downtown to Seacrest Park in West Seattle 
  • Includes later evening sailings every Friday and Saturday  
  • On weekdays, leaves the dock every 35 minutes during peak commute hours and every hour mid-day 

There is no special service for after late-evening sporting events, and no change to the Vashon Water Taxi schedule.

Ride safely

  • Wear a mask while riding on transit.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Stay physically distanced from others.
  • Observe and abide by posted directions, signs and decals.

Tapping your ORCA card is the fastest and safest way to pay your fare. Visit Metro’s website to learn about managing your ORCA account.

Watch for new or changing information.

Transit trip updates
For the scheduled (‘s’) or predicted departure times, and other information about transit service at your stop,

Transit service may be interrupted by weather, events or activities
In areas where there are crowds, traffic, weather or events disrupting normal travel patterns, transit riders are advised to be aware of conditions in their immediate area, such as street closures or detours.

Be prepared for delays, or to make revisions to travel plans, such as using a different bus stop, depending on specific circumstances. Be prepared for unexpectedly revised traffic or routing, and for delays in transit service. Transit riders are encouraged to know the alternate routes or stops that may be near their starting points and destinations.

Depending on the time and the nature of such events, Metro may not be able to provide real-time information or service updates via email or text.  Event start and end times and other details may be subject to change.

Know before you go
During events that disrupt transit service, online or real time customer information planning tools and third-party apps may not be accurate and may not reflect temporary schedule changes.

Even during disruptive weather or other events, these systems may still provide useful information, such as maps and bus stop information.

Thank you for riding and for using Metro’s services. Be safe.

We are here weekdays from 6-9 AM and 3-7 PM to help keep an Eye on your Metro Commute.